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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jun 15, 2009 5:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why no love for Brent from Rhino?

hey, also - I don't remember who it was, but someone on this very forum in the last few weeks said they'd read or heard an interview with David Lemieaux (sp?) where he said that the early 80's were sorely UNDER-represented in the Vault. Apparently a lot of those tapes walked off ...

Also I think the guy made a good point about media: those shows were mostly recorded on cassette and probably don;t have anywhere near the quality of either the earlier reels or the later digital recordings.

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Poster: barongsong Date: Jun 15, 2009 5:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why no love for Brent from Rhino?

Here it is again.

Lemieux describes the joy of working in the spartan,
climate-controlled chill of the Vault, surrounded by
15,000 audio tapes and 2,500 videotapes. Recordings date back to three
shows in 1967; there are 20 taped concerts from
the following year. Almost everything from 1970 is missing, but most
tapes from 1972 to 1974 are on hand. The Vault
contains 70 per cent of recordings from 1976 to 1978; 40 per cent from
1979-82, most from 1985-86, but only 30 per
cent from 1987. The final touring years, 1988 to 1995, are well
documented. Missing tapes were given away or taken and
not returned. The Dead were not always protective of their musical
history.

This is an interview from 2001 so there may be more that has been "found" since then.

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Poster: snori Date: Jun 16, 2009 1:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why no love for Brent from Rhino?

2500 video tapes ?!?! Either they are poor quality or Rhino are really wasting an opportunity.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Jun 16, 2009 6:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why no love for Brent from Rhino?

amen...they are waiting for us to die before they 'release'
more quality vids. brilliant

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Poster: barongsong Date: Jun 16, 2009 9:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why no love for Brent from Rhino?

For sure. I actually enjoy most of the sometimes shaky camera audience shot stuff out there, {something about actually seeing them performing the stuff is very cool for me} and it's hard to believe the stuff in the vault is much worse.
Possibly nothing is completely worth releasing in its entirety but if so why not a road trips video version release of the best stuff out there?